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Is this game about the battle in the Central Highlands that was made into a movie"We Were Soldiers Once and Young"? Also,there is a book on the subject.


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Yes, I believe it is. SB covers 23 Oct - 25 Nov in the Ia Drang valley.
 
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Thanx,much.Is it still possible to obtain this game?

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Yes. GMT has it on sale now for $15.

https://www.gmtgames.com/p-196-silver-bayonet.aspx

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bikerboy wrote:
Is this game about the battle in the Central Highlands that was made into a movie"We Were Soldiers Once and Young"? Also,there is a book on the subject.
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It is more about the book, the movie is only about the half of the book, if that. The movie concentrates on LZ X-Ray, which was a heroic defense of the Landing Zone by 1/7th Cav. The movie ending is completely false, the NVA was not destroyed by the 1/7th, and the subsequent action of the 2/7th Cav being overrun by the NVA on their march back to LZ Albany is completely ignored.

 
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That's interesting.I've seen the movie three times,but I'm just now starting the book (I'm on page 100,now).I didn't know that there was that much difference betweeen the two,although I've seen some differences already as I'm reading.Thanx for the info.Also, thank you Michael for the info.I ordered the game today.


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As of July 31, GMT Games has sold out of this title. Should still be available at other retailers.
 
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SorenK23 wrote:
As of July 31, GMT Games has sold out of this title. Should still be available at other retailers.

Sounds like the warehouse clearance sale worked then.
 
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